9:00pm – Midnight, Friday 2 November, Pinsent Hotel

Ultrafox was formed by well known guitarist Peter Baylor over nine years ago and has built a growing reputaton of one of the fnest swing style bands around. Seeking their inspiraton from the famous ‘manouche jazz swing’ of The Hot club of France featuring Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli of pre war Paris. Their music is characterized by the muscular hard driving rhythm of the gypsy style acoustic guitars laced with lyrical yet fiery solos.

Hot swinging jazz, tender lyrical ballads, French melodies, gypsy waltzes and original compositons make up the band’s extensive repertoire. Ultrafox create an atmosphere of elegant swing and exuberant, dynamic dance tempo jazz.

Joining Peter will be Special guests Jo Abbot on accordion and Brennan Hamilton Smith on clarinet as well as Ashley Kluss on rhythm guitar and Steve Temple on double bass. The band has a new CD out called Nocturnal Blues featuring originals by Peter Baylor as well as some reworkings of some classic standards and obscurites.

Personnel

Peter Baylor guitar
Brennan Hamilton-Smith clarinet
Jo Abbot accordion
Ashley Kluss rhythm guitar
Steve Temple bass